Brush Biopsy Increases Detection of Barrett's Esophagus

May 10, 2014—A study by Seth A. Gross, MD, and colleagues showed that the use of computer-assisted brush biopsy of the esophagus can greatly enhance the detection of a pre-cancerous condition, called Barrett's esophagus. Dr. Gross and colleagues conducted this retrospective study in multiple gastroenterology practice sites, to evaluate the detection of Barrett's esophagus using Wide Area Transepithelial Sampling biopsy with 3-dimensional analysis (WATS3D).

This study was presented at the national Digestive Disease Week annual conference, held in Chicago on May 3-6, 2014.

To read more on this study, visit Medscape.com.